Symptoms of Codependency

Author: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT (via Psych Central) The term codependency has been around for almost four decades. Although it originally applied to spouses of alcoholics, first called co-alcoholics, researchers revealed that the characteristics of codependents were much more prevalent in the general population than had been imagined….

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Can Extend to Inanimate Objects

Author: Psych Central Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) process visual information in a distorted way, even while viewing inanimate objects, according to a new UCLA study. BDD is a severe mental illness, often debilitating, in which sufferers tend to obsess about minute body details, such as a…

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Underage Drinking: Talking To Your Teen About Alcohol

Author: Mayo Clinic It’s easy to underestimate how early underage drinking starts — sometimes even in the preteen years — as well as the amount of alcohol teens drink and the risks involved. Still, underage drinking isn’t inevitable. You can encourage your teen to avoid alcohol by talking…

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Going To Extremes: Eating Disorders

Author: CNN Health Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disease in America. Take a look at these statistics from the National Eating Disorders Association.

Communication Tips For Parents

Author: American Psychological Association (APA) Be available for your children Notice times when your kids are most likely to talk–for example, at bedtime, before dinner, in the car–and be available. Start the conversation; it lets your kids know you care about what’s happening in their lives. Find time…

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Teenage Anger

Author: Psych Central Teen anger takes many forms. It may be expressed as indignation and resentment, or rage and fury. It is the expression of teenage anger — the behavior — that we see. Some teens may repress their anger and withdraw; others may be more defiant and…

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